Volunteers are the lifeblood of any charity and the army of Fair Close volunteers have risen to the challenge of delivering hot lunches to senior citizens across West Berkshire during the lockdown. Whilst we hope they know that they are hugely appreciated, it is always nice to be thanked and we were delighted when Margo Payne, former Mayor of Newbury and a Trustee of Age Concern Newbury and District which runs the Fair Close Centre used her connections to ask Lord Coe to record a message especially for our volunteers!

Chief Executive, James Wilcox said, “We are enormously grateful to Lord Coe for taking the time to send this wonderful message. It has really boosted everyone’s spirits and made us all feel very appreciated. Huge thanks!”

If you would like to know more about volunteering opportunities at the Fair Close Centre, please call us on 01635 40488 or email hello@fairclosecentreirclose.org.